Walked around the Charca de Suarez on Sunday morning hoping to see the Spotted Crake that had been seen there recently. Met Ann Jefferson who thought it had probably gone because all the development work ongoing there during the week would have disturbed it. However she showed us a roosting Booted Eagle that certainly made up for it.
This was even better than the female Marsh Harrier we had been lucky enough to encounter on the way to the Reserve in the marshes close by.
In another stroke of luck a Water Rail swam across in front of the new Wader Pool hide just as I walked in, I managed to grab a couple of shots before I had a chance to even sit down. Fortuitously as it happens because it was not seen again during that morning.
So even though the Spotted Crake was not there to be spotted, I was quite content with some photographs of other birds which more than made up for it.
Retired seafarer living in Frigiliana, a white village in Malaga Province in southern Spain. Married to Elena. Keen bird and wildlife watchers.
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